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Hammersmith Bridge in West London. 
This was the first suspension bridge over the river Thames - the original being designed by engineer William Tierney Clark, who was born #OnThisDay in 1783. Clark was a pioneer in the field of suspension bridges.

Built in 1827 by 1870 the bridge was no longer strong enough to support the traffic going over it. The current bridge was designed by civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette (who was also responsible for the creation of the sewer network in London) but uses the same pier supports constructed by Clark for the original structure. Bazalgette's bridge opened in 1887.

Photo by Michael Reilly CC BY 2.0

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Hammersmith Bridge in West London. This was the first suspension bridge over the river Thames - the original being designed by engineer William Tierney Clark, who was born #OnThisDay  in 1783. Clark was a pioneer in the field of suspension bridges. Built in 1827 by 1870 the bridge was no longer strong enough to support the traffic going over it. The current bridge was designed by civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette (who was also responsible for the creation of the sewer network in London) but uses the same pier supports constructed by Clark for the original structure. Bazalgette's bridge opened in 1887. Photo by Michael Reilly CC BY 2.0 #Hammersmith  #hammersmithbridge  #bridge  #civilengineer  #civilengineering  #civilengineers  #engineering  #engineers  #improvement  #infrastructure  #suspensionbridge 

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